Favela’s Reading List
It was by reading these books that I knew there was a greater world beyond the ghetto. They fired my imagination, and I needed every bit to survive.
- Shogun by James Clavell
- The greatest adventure book ever written, Pioneers in International Trade
- The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
- Perhaps the most important novel, a hymn to individualism
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- A great love story
- Bleak House by Charles Dickens
- The most autobiographical of Dicken’s novels
- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
- The Rise, and Fall, and Rise, of a Self-made industrialist
- The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
- As relevant now as when it was written
- Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
- Never let a woman do this to me
These books gave me the facts that I needed to implement my dreams.
- Noble Obsession: Charles Goodyear, Thomas Hancock, and the Race to Unlock the Greatest Industrial Secret by Charles Slack
- An amazing story of persistence in pursuit of a dream
- Pop!: Why Bubbles are Great for the Economy by Daniel Gross
- The Pursuit of Happyness by Chris Gardner
- If this guy – black, homeless, raped – can make it, so can I!
- Small Giants: Companies that Choose to be Great Instead of Big by Bo Burlingham
- Captures the essence of the spirit of entrepreneurialism
- The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand People Around the World Live and Buy as they Do by Clotaire Rapaille
- Great Way to Understand Different Cultures and How they Affect Business
- The Long Tail by Chris Anderson
- Excellent account of how digital distribution is allowing far more different types of goods, especially media goods, to be sold.
- The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson
- Reads like a novel, weaves a great story about the Chicago World Fair and a serial killer
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